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Learning and Training—the Two Things We Never Finish

Finishing Trades Institute We believe training is the cornerstone of quality craftsmanship and professionalism. This sets us apart from other trade workers and provides your company with a better bottom line on a project.

Painters and Allied Trades Training Program
  • Over $35 million invested on an annual basis.
  • 100 training programs throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Over 12,000 apprentices are in our training centers each year.
  • Year-round journeyperson upgrade and certification courses.
Graduation & Retention Rate Chart
The Painters and Allied Trades Labor Management Cooperation Initiative (LMCI) offers a variety of training opportunities and resources to makes sure the best workers are on your job.

“Train the Trainer” CoursesGet the latest tools.
To equip trainers with the latest techniques and tools in the industry, these courses in Washington, D.C., are offered for employees of our partners.

Supervisory Training ProgramRun a better job site.
Designed to strengthen the abilities of project supervisors at all levels, this program includes instruction on job cost realities, personal communication, employment law, and contracts.

STAR—Safety Training Awards Recognition ProgramReward safe job sites.
Safety Training Awards Recognition Program Not only does STAR reward workers for a job site without accidents, it mandates advanced safety training for participating members. This means higher productivity and can even make for lower workers’ compensation rates. (This LMCI sponsored program works on the local level.)

Safety TrainingCreating safe work environments.
In addition to the extensive training in our crafts, we require our apprentices and journeypersons to learn how to promote safety on the job.

Get the job done right.
Contact your local Painters and Allied Trades office.

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"The apprentice program produces skilled journeymen that make my company competitive."

- Alvin Levine,
L&L Painting